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Heimebane (original title)
When a newly promoted football club loses its coach just before the start of the league season, a woman, Helena Mikkelsen, gets the historic chance to coach the team, even before an ambitious player who was promised the job.

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Johan Fasting
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Series cast summary:
Ane Dahl Torp ...  Helena Mikkelsen 18 episodes, 2018-2019
John Carew ...  Michael / ... 18 episodes, 2018-2019
Axel Bøyum ...  Adrian / ... 18 episodes, 2018-2019
Emma Bones Emma Bones ...  Camilla Mikkelsen 18 episodes, 2018-2019
Nader Khademi Nader Khademi ...  Mons / ... 18 episodes, 2018-2019
Morten Svartveit ...  Espen / ... 18 episodes, 2018-2019
Rune Sæter Rune Sæter ...  Gunnar 18 episodes, 2018-2019
André Sørum André Sørum ...  Otto Halsen 17 episodes, 2018-2019
Kristian Dolmen Kristian Dolmen ...  Almerud 17 episodes, 2018-2019
Endre Synnes Hagerup Endre Synnes Hagerup ...  Nils 15 episodes, 2018-2019
Per Jan Vinje Per Jan Vinje ...  Eddie 15 episodes, 2018-2019
Julia Bache-Wiig ...  Marianne / ... 15 episodes, 2018-2019
Thor-Ivar Forsland Thor-Ivar Forsland ...  Per Joar 13 episodes, 2018-2019
Mbake Konte Mbake Konte ...  Mario Diarra 12 episodes, 2018-2019
Rolf Kristian Larsen ...  Eivind / ... 11 episodes, 2018-2019
Bjarte Hjelmeland Bjarte Hjelmeland ...  Bjørn / ... 11 episodes, 2018-2019
Svein Roger Karlsen Svein Roger Karlsen ...  Patrick Halsen / ... 10 episodes, 2018
Even Vesterhus Even Vesterhus ...  Steffen 10 episodes, 2018
Josefine Agathe Hove ...  Sissel Renate 10 episodes, 2018-2019
Cato Eiksund Cato Eiksund ...  Football player, Varg 9 episodes, 2018
Simon Holstad Grimstad Simon Holstad Grimstad ...  Football player, Varg 9 episodes, 2018
Steffen Grytten Steffen Grytten ...  Football player, Varg 9 episodes, 2018
Waleed Khan Waleed Khan ...  Fotballspiller, Varg 9 episodes, 2018
Hans Edvard Nordang Hans Edvard Nordang ...  Football player, Varg 9 episodes, 2018
Andreas Dimmen Sæther Andreas Dimmen Sæther ...  Football player, Varg 9 episodes, 2018
Nivethan Senthurvasan Nivethan Senthurvasan ...  Aron Sajuran 8 episodes, 2019
Bendik Mauseth Bendik Mauseth ...  Tommy Gabrielsen 8 episodes, 2019
Ståle Remøy Pettersen Ståle Remøy Pettersen ...  Kasper Fleten 8 episodes, 2019
Christian Grønmyr Christian Grønmyr ...  Eskil Ellingsen 8 episodes, 2019
Chelsea Victoria Sand Chelsea Victoria Sand ...  Ine Ellingsen 8 episodes, 2019
Eirik Risholm Velle Eirik Risholm Velle ...  Jan Krister 8 episodes, 2018
Michael Stilson Michael Stilson ...  Stilson 8 episodes, 2018
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When a newly promoted football club loses its coach just before the start of the league season, a woman, Helena Mikkelsen, gets the historic chance to coach the team, even before an ambitious player who was promised the job.

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You will walk alone

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Country:

Norway

Language:

Norwegian

Release Date:

4 March 2018 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

Hjemmebane See more »

Filming Locations:

Ulsteinvik, Norway

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Motlys, NRK Drama See more »
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Norwegian character-driven drama about football ... perfect antidote to Messi, Neymar and Ronaldo!
28 August 2018 | by ok_english_btSee all my reviews

Not joking either, I watched Norwegian TV drama 'Heimbane' around the same time as the FIFA 2018 World Cup and grew to love the series. Why aren't there more female coaches in football? Thinking about it as a fan of the game, I'm struggling to find any rational explanation?!? Ane Dahl Torp plays Helena Mikkelsen the head coach of newly promoted Varg FC (fictionalized, but most of the action is set among the fjordic landscape of Ulsteinvik in the west of the country) and really makes the part her own (particularly love all the little obsessive 'ticks' and character traits she's built into the role). The football during the series is done pretty well (which certainly makes a welcome change!), but not overdone, most of the attention is on the personal and professional lives of the characters. I wouldn't know a 'known' from an 'unknown' in Norwegian drama, but enjoyed Axel Bøyum's performance as the young football prodigy emerging from the shadow of his father, Emma Bones as Mikkelsen's supportive teenage daughter Camilla, sympathetic in the role, and former professional John Carew as Michael Engersen draws attention to the problems players often face in the twilight of their careers. Finally, Rolf Kristian Larsen gives a solid performance as Eivind, Mikkelsen's embattled boss standing up for her in the chauvinistic boardroom. There's lots going on here and a a few surprises along the way to keeps things interesting. The whole thing could easily have gone pear-shaped, but 'Heimebane' succeeds because it's a drama more about the human condition than 'The Beautiful Game'. Looking forward to another season.


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